Germany Chapter

>>> Winner of the SAMOS XIII BEST PAPER AWARD <<<

SAMOS is a unique conference. It deals with embedded systems (sort of) but that is not what makes it different. It brings together every year researchers from both academia and industry on the quiet and inspiring northern mountainside of the Mediterranean island of Samos, which in itself is different. But more importantly, it really fosters collaboration rather than competition. Formal and intensive technical sessions are only held in the mornings. A lively panel ends the formal part of the day, and leads nicely into the afternoons and evenings -- reserved for informal discussions, good food, and the inviting Aegean Sea. SAMOS has IEEE technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE CAS Society and the IEEE SSCS Germany Chapter. The conference proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore Database. Authors are invited to submit technical papers in accordance to the author's instructions describing original work in one of the following tracks:

The Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track
This track focuses on advances in systems efficiency in various domains. Novel microarchitectural techniques to improve vector, reconfigurable, multimedia, graphics, real-­‐time, embedded, multithreading, SDR and low power processor architectures by exploiting novel parallel techniques, memory and cache organizations are welcomed. Moreover this track presents advances in efficient application execution and system implementation technologies exploiting novel architectural and microarchitectural techniques. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Novel Architectures and Micro-architectures for Embedded Systems
  • Application-specific and Domain-specific Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Reconfigurable Processors
  • Multimedia and Graphics Architectures and Processors
  • Embedded Hardware Architectures for Industrial Applications
  • Energy-Aware and Low-Power Processors
  • Embedded Parallel Systems and Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip
  • Memory Management and Smart Caches
  • Network-on-Chip Interconnects
  • Digital Signal Processors / Software Defined Radios

The Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration Track
This track focuses on all design processes for embedded systems: specification and modeling languages and simulation, hardware/software and system synthesis and compilation strategies; performance and power estimation and analysis; design and design space exploration methodologies. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Hardware/Software and Algorithm/Architecture Co-design
  • Design Space Exploration Strategies, Algorithms and CAD Tools
  • Specification Languages and Models
  • System-Level Design, Simulation, and Verification
  • Hardware, Software and System Synthesis Techniques and CAD Tools
  • MP-SoC and Platform Based Design Methodologies
  • MP-SoC Programming, Compilers, Simulation and Mapping Technologies
  • Profiling, Measurement and Analysis Techniques and CAD Tools
  • (Design for) System Adaptivity
  • Testing and Debugging

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to contribute to a special issue of the International Journal of Parallel Programming (IJPP). This issue will accept papers from all the topics of the SAMOS conference, ranging from the Applications, Systems, Architectures, and Processors Track to the Modeling, Design, and Design Space Exploration track.